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Every Sunday morning issue of Lincoln's Journal Star newspaper includes the "The (402) 411" section. Included in that section of the paper each week are regular author profiles and book reviews, by both local reviewers and national review services. Due to the regular popularity of the titles reviewed in the paper, we've designed this page of the Lincoln City Libraries' Web site as a simple listing of the books recently reviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star, with links into the library's holdings for all the listed books which are currently in the collection. If a title below is not hotlinked, this is an indication that the library does not currently own that book, but you may consider requesting the title through the services of our Interlibrary Loan department, or suggesting that we purchase it via our on-line Suggest-a-Title form.

last updated April 13, 2014

2014 Selections

Books reviewed in April

book cover  The Nebraska State Capitol: Restoring a Landmark
by BVH Architects

Non-Fiction -- 725.11 Neb.
book cover  One House; The Unicameral's Progressive Vision for Nebraska
by Charlyne Berens

Non-Fiction -- 328.782 Ber.
book cover  Which Way, Yahwey? The Story of James Schmidt Thimm and His Death by the Rulo Cult
by Hilda Neufeld Schmidt

Non-Fiction -- 364.152 Sch.
book cover  Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis

Fiction -- Lewis.
book cover  The Counterfeit Agent
by Alex Berenson

Fiction -- Berenson.

Books reviewed in March

book cover  The Meaning of Names: A Novel
by Karen Gettert Shoemaker  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Shoemaker.
book cover  Who Discovered America: The Untold Story of the Peopling of the Americas
by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson

Non-Fiction -- 970.011 Men.
book cover  Words of Radiance
by Brandon Sanderson

Fiction -- Sanderson.
book cover  Writing on the Wall: Social Media - the First 2000 Years
by Tom Standage

Non-Fiction -- Standage.
book cover  An Officer and a Spy
by Robert Harris

Fiction -- Harris.
book cover  Suspect
by Robert Crais

Fiction -- Crais.
book cover  The Loudest Voice in the Room
by Gabriel Sherman

Non-Fiction -- AUTHOR.
book cover  Ghostman
by Roger Hobbs

Fiction -- Hobbs.
book cover  The Traitor's Wife: A Novel: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America
by Allison Pataki

Fiction -- Pataki.
book cover  Wonderland
by Ace Atkins (continuing characters from Robert B. Parker)

Fiction -- Atkins.
book cover  Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
by Robert Gates

Non-Fiction -- Biography Gates.
book cover  Spider Woman's Daughter
by Anne Hillerman

Fiction -- Hillerman.

Books reviewed in February

book cover  One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
by B.J. Novak

Fiction -- Novak.
book cover  David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell

Non-Fiction -- 155.24 Gla.
book cover  The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction -- McCall-Smith.
book cover  All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting
by Jennifer Senior

Non-Fiction -- 306.874 Sen.
book cover  The Swan Gondola
by Timothy Schaffert

Fiction -- Schaffert.
book cover  The Third Temple
by Gary Gabelhouse

Fiction -- Gabelhouse.
book cover  Bucket List Bars
by Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Non-Fiction -- Lanier.
book cover  My Life in Middlemarch
by Rebecca Mead

Non-Fiction -- 823 EliYm.
book cover  Carthage
by Joyce Carol Oates

Fiction -- Oates.
book cover  Rosarito Beach
by M.A. Lawson

Fiction -- Lawson.
book cover  The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri

Fiction -- Lahiri.
book cover  Lying
by Sam Harris

Non-Fiction -- 177.3 Har.

Books reviewed in January

book cover  Dissident Gardens
by Jonathan Lethem

Fiction -- Lethem.
book cover  Hell on Wheels, Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad
by Dick Kreck

Non-Fiction -- 978.02 Kre.
book cover  Murder Below Montparnasse
by Cara Black

Fiction -- Black.
book cover  We Are Water
by Wally Lamb

Fiction -- Lamb.
book cover  The Prince of Risk
by Christopher Reich

Fiction -- Reich.
book cover  On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, With Love and Pasta
by Jen Lin-Liu

Non-Fiction -- Biography Lin-Liu.
book cover  The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
by Margaret MacMillan

Non-Fiction -- 940.311 Mac.
book cover  Heart-Land: Growing Up in the Middle of Everything
by Douglas Keister  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Keister.
book cover  Robert B. Parker's Wonderland
by ace Atkins

Fiction -- Atkins.
book cover  Crooked Numbers
by Tim O'Mara

Fiction -- O'Mara.
book cover  George Norris, Going Home, Reflections of a Progressive Statesman
by Gene A. Budig and Don Walton  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Norris.
book cover  King and Maxwell
by David Baldacci

Fiction -- Baldacci.
book cover  The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

Fiction -- McBride.

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